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How to combine current Hilton promos with the Summer Sale

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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2023:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.  We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above. 

Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘Multiply Your Points’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2023. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points by 19th September. Click here to buy.

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I have run a number of articles on Head for Points in the last couple of weeks about opportunities for earning bonus Hilton HHonors points:

2,500 points for your next stay

2,000 points per night for Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria stays

2,000 / 3,000 / 5,000 points for your next three Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria stays

Double or triple points – depending on the day of the week – with the new ‘Triple Your Trip’ promotion

Conrad Algarve Portugal

All of these offers will combine if you are staying with the appropriate brand or geographic region.

Bearing these promotions in mind, it is worth a quick reminder about the Hilton Summer Sale.  This offers discounts of up to 33% off the Best Available Rate for hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

There is a special home page for this promotion which you can find here.

These rates are valid:

Until 30 September, weekends only, for the UK and Europe (some hotels have weekday availability in August)

Until 5 October, every day, for the Middle East and Africa

Rates are non-refundable

If you can get the right deal here you could do very nicely from it.  The Waldorf-Astoria in Berlin, for example, would be just €140 per night from Friday 15 August to Sunday 17 August.  This would trigger the 2,500 points ‘next stay’ bonus and 4,000 points for a two-night Waldorf-Astoria stay and 2,000 points from the other Waldorf promotion and triple points via ‘Triple My Trip’!

Closer to home, the huge suite we had at Hilton St George’s Park at the National Football Centre (review coming later this week) is selling for £180 for a random Friday in August, compared to the cheapest comparable rate of £260.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (8)

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  • Nick says:

    It’s worth noting that the validity dates that Hilton give on their website for some of their promotions are not always fixed. I’ve just booked a hotel in Africa to visit family members in December and got the Summer Sale 33% discounted rate. I’ve done this before, under similar circumstances, when they’ve had the 33% “Getaway” promotions running.

  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    Conrad Cairo at £60ish is probably the cheapest option to trigger all of the above, but a bit out of the way for most people! Waldorf Versailles, Conrad Dublin or Rome Cavalieri at £120-140 are probably the cheapest ‘accessible’ options.

    If you’re in South Africa, Conrad Pezula looks very cheap now that the rand is much lower, starting at about £120. Of course, if you’re in South Africa, you’re probably thinking in rand, so it’s still expensive!

    • Rob says:

      You need to be careful not to let the tail wag the dog on this one – remember that Hilton points are only worth 0.3p. It might, for eg, swing me from the Westin to the Conrad if I was in Dublin anyway and the prices were the same though.

  • Graeme says:

    Having been an avid follower of HFP and Flyertalk for many years I found myself becoming infatuated with the idea of building miles/points on hotels and flights that would keep accruing but would never be used! I’ve been feeling like an extreme couponer of late! 🙂 Yes, as a HH Gold I could earn around 26,000 points for a long weekend at the Dublin Conrad but at what cost? About £400 including flights?? That’s already half of the cost of our favourite hotel on the FL Gulf Coast and you can buy HH miles for $320 at the moment for the 20k points! It’s easy to become obsessed! Travel smart people!

  • andystock says:

    2500 bonus points for me next stay at Hampton Hilton Berlin, unfortunatley this Hotel is excluded from the double / tripple points. Add another bonus points with my new Hilton H credit card (just been relaunched), add 15% bonus points for being a silver member (with Hilton credit card). Not a bad number of points for a cheap 2 nights hampton stay plus some Iberia plus points as well.

    • What's the Point says:

      The Hampton Hilton Berlin is a really nice hotel – we had a top floor room with a balcony. It was middle of winter, so not for relaxing on. But the views were half decent.

      • Rob says:

        I’ve stayed there, it is exceptional value and 10x better than a HIX.

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